Eh? Rain tips, just in timeThe Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve office on Barker’s Island in Superior is hosting a workshop on how to build a garden that just might help Lake Superior.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve office on Barker’s Island in Superior is hosting a workshop on how to build a garden that just might help Lake Superior.
The workshop, set for 10 a.m. to noon July 15, is free and open to the public and will focus on building rain gardens that capture rain and slow runoff.
Rain gardens can be remarkably successful at pooling rain and slowing runoff that can cause erosion, and at cleaning runoff by allowing it to flow through a natural ecosystem before flowing into streams, the harbor and eventually Lake Superior. Participants will be able to see the rain garden now under construction at the Estuarine Reserve office, the former Boathouse Restaurant on Barker’s Island.
Please call ahead and reserve your spot at (715) 392-3141.
LOOK OUT FOR DETOURS IN GARY-NEW DULUTH
This weekend is Far West Fest in Gary-New Duluth, and Duluth police have announced a detour to accommodate the event.
Flood waters notwithstanding, Commonwealth Avenue (state Highway 23) will be closed from Reis Street to Gary Street from 8 a.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Southbound traffic will be detoured west onto Reis Street, south on 101st Avenue West, then east on Gary Street and back to Commonwealth. Northbound traffic will be diverted east on Gary Street, north on 99th Avenue West, then west on Reis Street and back to Commonwealth.
No-parking signs will be posted on areas of Gary Street, Reis Street, 99th Avenue West and 101st Avenue West to accommodate vehicle, bus and truck traffic during street-closure times.
DISC GOLFERS, UNITE!
Volunteers are needed Saturday to fix up the Lincoln Park Disc Golf Course. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., volunteers will help build stairs, wrap trees, pour concrete and tackle a variety of other tasks. People of all ages will be welcome, and volunteers need have no experience. Please dress for the weather.
If you have questions or need more information, call Dave Markman at (320) 339-0305. The park is located at 25th Avenue West and Third Street in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
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